Experiencing Colorism in Indonesia

— By Kayla Stewart — Recently, I went to the movies in Semarang with a friend. We noticed that all of the American films that have been shown in Indonesia during our grant have featured mostly white cast members. The films released here have been varied; fantasy and sci-fi, comedy and horror. Yet, despite making waves in…

Where Are You Really From?

–By Julius Tsai– “But where are you really from?”  I’ve been facing this inquiry in some form or another for my entire life. But never as much as I have in lush Central Java where I’ve been teaching English for the last eight months. Though I could conceivably pass as one of the many ethnic-Chinese…

Simple Recipes for Indonesia

—By Krupa Patel—   Eating healthy can sometimes be a struggle when you aren’t at home in your own kitchen. Living in Indonesia brought me back to my college days and reminded me how to make more with less. Check out some quick innovative recipes I’ve listed below. The recipes for these foods are pretty…